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Student Success Stories

Rebecca Holcomb can conjure a new world with a piece of fabric. The senior theatre major from Burr Ridge, Illinois, is well-versed in sewing, hand stitching, hemming and clothing alterations. After amassing almost six years of experience working in theatrical costume design and production, she can transform a pattern into ...Read more
As a junior in college, biology major Grant Jerabek is already taking steps to improve modern cancer technologies. Jerabek’s internship this summer with San Diego, California-based Biocept Inc. takes him into the lab, immersing him ...Read more
Perched on a rocky landscape overlooking a seemingly endless horizon of water, Jenna Jaeger, sophomore biology and Spanish double major, sat quietly meditating after a five-day trek through Northern Spain. The quiet moment gave her ...Read more
Laptops, iPhones and other electronic devices are staples in today’s society, but some argue these devices may be more dangerous than we think. In the January Term (J-Term) course PSY 302 “Technology, Nature and Development: ...Read more
Hastings College senior Brooke MacLeod has her sights set on making a difference in the world, and she is active in her efforts to make a positive impact. “My two goals are to get rid ...Read more
An Omaha native and Hastings College wildlife biology major, senior Ashlyn Ocander dreams of rescuing and rehabilitating marine mammals. Her passion for marine biology blossomed when she was 13 and witnessed newborn sea turtles returning ...Read more
Sophomore biology major Alex Stogdill traveled to Nevada for January Term, or J-Term, to shadow a professional dermatologist. After nearly a month of observing the trade, Stogdill would leave the silver state and return to ...Read more
Two internships are better than one. Or in sophomore biology major Geena Piper’s case, two internships during a single January Term. Piper has raised the bar and has already started preparing herself for a career ...Read more
J-Term allows students to experience different classes and situations during the month of January that they wouldn’t be able to in a normal semester. For senior Michaela Vadeboncoeur, an Exercise Science major of Broomfield, Colorado, ...Read more
From a first-year student unsure of his undergraduate major and future career path, to a senior on the cusp of entering the real-world web industry, Bredow has transformed into a qualified professional. And he has the certifications to prove it. ...Read more
Coral colonies are dying across the globe, and scientists are working to discover the reason behind and solution to the crisis. One Hastings College wildlife biology major seized a summer research opportunity to join the cause. ...Read more